Kiwi for Gmail 4+

Zive, Inc.

    • 4.4 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



New M1 Functionality! Download Kiwi for Gmail Today! Optimized for Apple Silicon

Kiwi For Gmail Now Offers M1 Functionality.

Kiwi for Gmail is leading the charge in e-mail clients offering M1 support and functionality. With this newest release, users will harness the full power and industry-leading efficiency of the Apple M1 build, to supercharge their Gmail and Google Workspace experience.

Now bridging the gap between the power of Microsoft Office - including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint - with the collaborative nature of Google Workspace (including Docs, Sheets and Slides), Kiwi for Gmail has become the default email and workspace client for professionals and freelancers all over the world.

Unlike Shift, Superhuman, and other email applications, Kiwi for Gmail offers a dynamic, familiar Google Interface to interact with this powerful tool in the same way you would in a browser. No learning curve to navigate here, just pure productivity.

Did you know?
Kiwi for Gmail has been named as a Top Performer for Productivity on the Mac App Store, G2, Capterra, and Software Advice?
Don't take our word for it, take a peek at some of our glowing five-star reviews and client testimonials that speak to the life-changing, time-saving, productivity hacking power of Kiwi.

Harnessing the power of a desktop application and the collaborative nature of cloud-workspaces, Kiwi for Gmail takes Gmail, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Docs, and Google Drive and makes them standalone desktop applications. No more fiddling between tabs in a browser. Break Free from Your Browser and Download Kiwi for Gmail Today.

Need More Reasons to Download Kiwi?

• Invest in Yourself and your Productivity Workflow - The primary benefit of Kiwi is it saves users time by making G Suite much more efficient to use and navigate.
• Get more done with far less cognitive load - 70% of users report saving 30 minutes to 1 hour daily.

• Partnered with Google - As a close Google partner, Kiwi has worked alongside Google to design Kiwi for users across hundreds of its large business clients as well as consumers in over 120 countries

• Designed for Multitasking - Take full advantage of your multiple monitors or expanded screen size with our unique multi-windowed environment, with each window tailored to the application

• Seamless Multiple Accounts - Access all your Gmail accounts in one place, always signed in, every time you launch

• Greater Security, Isolated from the Browser - Kiwi was architected around Gmail accounts, fully isolating all data of each account.

• Powerful Recent Documents - Far easier to get back to everything you were working on by opening recent documents from the File menu, across all Google accounts and all apps, in a powerful interface

• Restore Workspace - Get back to exactly where you left off by restoring your desktop each time you restart Kiwi or your computer

• Save Time with Global Shortcuts - Use global keyboard shortcuts to open a new email or calendar entry instantly, even when not in Kiwi

• Notifications - True desktop notifications, and control notifications per account

• Do Not Disturb - Rather than turning off notifications for everything in Windows, in Kiwi you can turn off notifications only for your email

• Gmail Offline - Perfectly pairs with Gmail’s offline feature across every account

• Contacts Pane - Streamlined Contacts interface to put all your contacts at your fingertips

• Plugin Support - Access popular third-party plugins like Grammarly and Boomerang

What’s New

Version 3.5.0


ARM64 (M1) architecture support. Kiwi is now built universally for both Intel and ARM architectures, bringing native support to Apple’s M1 Chipset.


General improvements to stability and performance.


Fixed a couple of rare crashes that could occur.
Fixed an issue where the "Set Download Location:" Button would not allow a user to perform the action.
Fixed an issue where the unread count would become corrupt when opening up an email.
Fixed several issues with Notifications, where they would not fire, or not call the app when clicked.
Fixed an issue where the right-click context menu would not show up in some instances.
Fixed an issue where licensing would fail when changing networks (changing to a new one, disabling/enabling).

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

EdMyers ,

Essential, lots of room to grow!

As a heavy gsuite user, this app is critical to my day to day work. In fact, really don’t know how I lived without it, and it gets better and better with every release.

However, as other reviewers point out, there are still many opportunities for improvement. Based off their work so far I’m really impressed by the Kiwi team and I’m really excited to see what the future holds for the app. For example, I’d love if the gsuite apps would only open one window per app - if I want to jump to my calendar and can’t find quickly, I’ll click the gcal button/icon in the kiwi menu - but it always opens a new window. Over the course of the day I end up with dozens of Kiwi windows open showing the same thing when what I really want is one window for each of the main apps (calendar, drive, contacts, or a particular document) and for kiwi to find the window that’s already open and bring it to the front. I’ve also noticed that when downloading/saving attachments from emails, I can’t create new folders in the expanded save panel and end up having to jump over to finder, add the folder there, then going back to Kiwi to save the attachment into it. It’s a small bother, but adds up over time.

Overall this is an essential app that I couldn’t live without, and I’m looking forward to seeing it continue to improve!

DavisCBIV ,

Awesome, but Desperately Overdue for a few Fixes

Overall, Kiwi is a great email client. I've been using the app for about three years, since it was in Beta. The ability to organize multiple emails, easily, and use Google drive within the app for connected accounts is fantstic.
However, as a long-time user, I'm a bit frustrated at how often the app crashes. For me, a crash occurs about once every other day. I'm using Kiwi on a 2020 Macbook Air running MacOS Big Sure with 16gb ram, so it should not crash this often.
Occasionally needing to rebott the app is of less concern to me than the absence of one key feature — There is no way to merge all windows. Unlike in apps like Preview or Safari, if you open multiple windows, they will stay open in seperate windows, and cannot be merged as tabs within a single pane. As a result, you'll have 20 windows open before you know it.
Finally, a tip for those who frequently use the paste and match style shortcut, which is normally: Command Option Shift V. In Kiwi, however, the shortcut is Shift Command V.

mlyss ,


An extremely efficient way of keeping track of several Gmail accounts. Notifications for new mail arrive instantly. One small nitpick is that the unread count takes a while to update (back to an absence of the count) if I have read (and deleted) a newly incoming email elsewhere (in the browser, where I keep an Inbox by Gmail tab open, or on my phone). Also, somehow Google Keep is absent from the left navbar of my copy of Kiwi, although I have seen it on some screenshots out in the wild (my window has an icon for Google Slides, which I don’t use; and I haven’t found a way to remove Slides but add Keep in the settings—so this would be my feature request). But other than these two little things, being able to forego a ton of browser tabs is a blessing. One note after reading some of the other comments: if you ever implement calendar notifications, please make an option in the settings to turn those off, bc my phone does that just fine.

Whoever in the comments was complaining about no easy way to refresh: clicking on Inbox or All Mail (whichever is your preferred view) a couple of times refreshes the Gmail window.

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